12 The king used the almugwood to make supportsa for the temple of the LORD and for the royal palace, and to make harps and lyres for the musicians. So much almugwood has never been imported or seen since that day.)

References for 1 Kings 10:12

    • ™ 10:12 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
      13 King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired and asked for, besides what he had given her out of his royal bounty. Then she left and returned with her retinue to her own country.

      Solomon’s Splendor

      14 The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents,b

      References for 1 Kings 10:14

        • š 10:14 - That is, about 25 tons or about 23 metric tons
          15 not including the revenues from merchants and traders and from all the Arabian kings and the governors of the territories.
          16 King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; six hundred shekelsc of gold went into each shield.

          References for 1 Kings 10:16

            • › 10:16 - That is, about 15 pounds or about 6.9 kilograms; also in verse 29
              17 He also made three hundred small shields of hammered gold, with three minasd of gold in each shield. The king put them in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon.

              References for 1 Kings 10:17

                • œ 10:17 - That is, about 3 3/4 pounds or about 1.7 kilograms; or perhaps reference is to double minas, that is, about 7 1/2 pounds or about 3.5 kilograms.
                  18 Then the king made a great throne covered with ivory and overlaid with fine gold.
                  19 The throne had six steps, and its back had a rounded top. On both sides of the seat were armrests, with a lion standing beside each of them.
                  20 Twelve lions stood on the six steps, one at either end of each step. Nothing like it had ever been made for any other kingdom.
                  21 All King Solomon’s goblets were gold, and all the household articles in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon were pure gold. Nothing was made of silver, because silver was considered of little value in Solomon’s days.

                  References for 1 Kings 10:21

                  22 The king had a fleet of trading shipse at sea along with the ships of Hiram. Once every three years it returned, carrying gold, silver and ivory, and apes and baboons.

                  References for 1 Kings 10:22

                    •  10:22 - Hebrew "of ships of Tarshish"